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Ethical Aspects of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Bruce Jennings and John D. Arras.

in Emergency Ethics

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 33879 words.

This chapter provides an overview and distinctive approach to disaster ethics, emergency ethics, and public health ethics in general. It considers what kind of activity public health...

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Justice, Resource Allocation, and Emergency Preparedness

Norman Daniels.

in Emergency Ethics

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 10116 words.

This chapter shows how the principles, considerations, and procedures that play a role in planning for population health emergencies can be applied to the context of allocation of scare...

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Professional, Civic, and Personal Obligations in Public Health Emergency Planning and Response

Angus Dawson.

in Emergency Ethics

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 12409 words.

The responsibilities associated with public health emergency planning and response form a complex web of prima facie moral obligations. However, we cannot say before the fact which...

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Public Engagement in Emergency Preparedness and Response

Ruth Gaare Bernheim.

in Emergency Ethics

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 9525 words.

This chapter argues that public engagement is essential for the social practices and activities of emergency preparedness, which provide a foundation for public health professional and...

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Research in a Public Health Crisis

Alex John London.

in Emergency Ethics

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 14045 words.

Profound moral tensions can arise from the conduct of research in the context of a public health emergency. Two of the leading frameworks for assessing the risks, benefits, and social value...

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Vulnerable Populations in the Context of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planning and Response

Madison Powers.

in Emergency Ethics

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 6168 words.

This chapter describes several kinds of vulnerability to harm that arise in the context of emergency preparedness planning and response policy. First, it should be recognized that there are...

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